by Kevin Densley
“Please feed the macaws,” she said to me, while reclining on her chaise longue. “I’m feeling too indolent.” We were on a wide stone balcony, overlooking the City of Love. She fluttered a pale hand towards a pair of brightly plumed – crimson, yellow and cobalt blue – South American parrots clamouring for attention. I went to get the sunflower seed but when I returned both she and the birds had disappeared, been carried away upon the zephyrean air. Sadly, I plucked a lament on the dulcimer left lying there, one from the Abyssinia of our journeys an aeon ago.
Biography Kevin Densley is a poet and writer-in-general. His work has appeared in print in Australia, the UK and the US, as well as on many online venues. His fourth book-length poetry collection, Sacredly Profane, has just been published (late 2020) by Ginninderra Press. He is also the co-author of ten play collections for young people, as well as a multi Green Room Award nominated play, Last Chance Gas, which was published by Currency Press. Recent other writing includes screenplays for films with a tertiary education purpose.